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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07214

Heavily forested Cerro el Tigre is the NE-most and oldest of the cluster of coalescing Quaternary volcanoes between the Río Lempa and San Miguel volcano.  The Pleistocene volcano is seen here from Chinameca volcano to its east, with Usulután volcano in the shadow at the left.  The low cone in the sun in front of Usulután is Cerro la Manita, a Holocene cone constructed along a NW-SE-trending fissure cutting the flanks of El Tigre. Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).

Heavily forested Cerro el Tigre is the NE-most and oldest of the cluster of coalescing Quaternary volcanoes between the Río Lempa and San Miguel volcano. The Pleistocene volcano is seen here from Chinameca volcano to its east, with Usulután volcano in the shadow at the left. The low cone in the sun in front of Usulután is Cerro la Manita, a Holocene cone constructed along a NW-SE-trending fissure cutting the flanks of El Tigre.

Photo by Carlos Pullinger, 1996 (Servicio Nacional de Estudios Territoriales, El Salvador).


El Tigre